World Cafe Playlist for 04/26/2022

John Morrison’s Culture Corner with host Raina Douris

Although it may be hard to believe today, the Beastie Boys’ record company wanted nothing to do with them in the early ‘90s, when their album Paul’s Boutique flopped. But in turn, the label’s lack of interest and supervision allowed the band the freedom to experiment – The follow-up record was Check Your Head, and now 30 years on, it’s still one of the Beastie Boys’ most beloved and critically acclaimed. Culture Corner correspondent John Morrison dives into that moment in musical history and discusses the rise of the Beastie Boys.

*Michael Franti & Spearhead “Never Too Late” Everyone Deserves Music
Beastie Boys “So What’cha Want” Check Your Head
Beastie Boys “Stand Together” Check Your Head
Beastie Boys “Namaste” Check Your Head
Sudan Archives “Home Maker” Single
The Isley Brothers “Harvest For The World” Isley Brothers Greatest Hits
Waxahatchee “Tomorrow” El Deafo (Soundtrack)
Neil Young “Are You Ready For The Country?” Harvest
Tame Impala “Borderline” The Slow Rush
Citizen Cope “Son’s Gonna Rise” The Clarence Greenwood Recordings
Norah Jones “Don’t Know Why” Come Away With Me
Jade Bird “Headstart” Different Kinds of Light

Hour Two
*The Band “Across The Great Divide” The Band
Leo Kottke “Cripple Creek” Mudlark
Pillow Queens “Hearts & Mind” Leave The Light On
The Cure “Just Like Heaven” Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me
Tank and the Bangas “No ID” Red Balloon
Talking Heads “Take Me To The River” More Songs About Buildings
Florence and the Machine “My Love” Dance Fever
LCD Soundsystem “Tonite”American Dream
Dave Matthews Band “Ants Marching” Under The Table And Dreaming
Mt. Joy “Lemon Tree” Single
The 5th Dimension “Stoned Soul Picnic” Stoned Soul Picnic
Lo Moon “Expectations” A Modern Life
The English Beat “Mirror In The Bathroom” I Just Can’t Stop It
Patti Smith “So You Want To Be A Rock” Wave

*Optional Song